Inside Earth Quiz Ch. 1-B: Question Preview (ID: 8938)


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seismic waves
a) vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake b) the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle c) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core d) a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart
fossil
a) the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age a b) the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion c) the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle d) the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)
continental drift
a) the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics) b) the amount of mass in a given volume c) the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion d) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
outer core
a) a layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth b) a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart c) a dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth d) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
pressure
a) the force applied to a unit area of surface b) the outer layer of the Earth c) the transfer of energy through space d) the lower layer of the crust
inner core
a) a dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth b) the outer layer of the Earth c) a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart d) a layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth
convection
a) the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion b) the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle c) the transfer of energy through space d) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
convection currents
a) Circular currents in the mantle caused by the magma being heated by the core off the Earth. b) a layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth c) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core d) a dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
plate
a) a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly b) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core c) the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle d) a theory stating that the earth's surface is broken into plates that move
fault
a) a break in Earth's crust where masses of rock slip past each other b) a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other c) a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart d) a plate boundary where two plates move toward each other
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